It’s rare that I find myself navigating the murky waters of politics and religion, because, well, I have absolutely NO PLACE commenting on either, given my complete lack of religious upbringing and cynical view of politics, but I couldn’t resist posting something about the hottest new right-wing creationist myth being sold all over the States: [...]
Entries from August 2005
August 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments
August 17th, 2005 · Comments Off
“The Idea: Twelve methods that will exercise parts of your brain that rarely get it, and make you more creative and better able to understand the world.” via kottke.org
August 16th, 2005 · Comments Off
Would be nice if this were real. More ideas:http://www.t3.co.uk/news/general/general/the_new_ipods” Robert Brunner, who oversaw the design of the Powerbook and now works for leading design firm Pentagram, has created a number of concept designs that combine a wireless version of the ubiquitous MP3 player with a watch, camera and a phone.”
August 15th, 2005 · Comments Off
This recent NYT article, along with my own living circumstances, have me thinking more and more about “communities.”(For this article, you will need to register (free) at nytimes.com.) Currently, we live in a 95 yr-old house in an old, central part of town, surrounded by a mix of very-renovated, slightly-renovated and ready-for-demolition homes of all [...]
Roberto once said: "Every man should do three things in his life: plant a tree, write a book and have a child." I propose adding another.
August 15th, 2005 · Comments Off
I’ve managed to knock off two of those three (book ideas always floating about, fear of putting pen to paper always getting in the damn way), but recently came across a potential fourth item: be fitted for a bespoke-tailored suit from a visit to Savile Row. I came across The English Cut a few months [...]
August 12th, 2005 · Comments Off
Don’t know why I didn’t link this earlier, but I just noticed that they recently released some fun old-school items and so deserved a link. See everything here.
August 10th, 2005 · Comments Off
“True to its heritage, Arial gets chosen because it’s cheap, not because it’s a great typeface.”
August 9th, 2005 · Comments Off
The scale of these two projects is very different, but by comparing them side-by-side as design exercises, they highlight the opportunity for success through innovation & execution of a vision. In Apple’s case, they have (as they always seem to), in NASA’s case, they havn’t (as they always seem to). Also, this comparison further shows [...]
August 5th, 2005 · Comments Off
So this article sums it up well, in a way that should be clear to all. It focusses on the differences between how traditional businesses operate versus how design-oriented businesses operate. Very well-written and a good one to share with your mom if she still doesn’t understand what you do. –link via Michael Surtees.
August 4th, 2005 · Comments Off
“In March this year, Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima was asked again whether he had any regrets. “Hell no, no second thoughts. If you give me the same circumstances, hell yeah, I’d do it again.“- and -”I only started speaking after I retired. It [...]
August 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments
If there’s an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, this is an angel. A short, easy read, but full of good reminders of how to do things the right way. Paul Arden is a seasoned Saatchi & Saatchi vet, and shares his wisdom with a confident, funny, inspiring delivery. A great [...]